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  • Tue, Jul 07, 2009 - 06:35pm

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    Re: 7 US troops KIA in Afghanistan

rowmat,

I have read Crossing the Rubicon, and though I don’t agree with a lot of Rupert’s conclusions, he makes a really strong case for a Peak Oil-related motive for the war in Iraq.  I think the 9-11 conspiracy theory puts him in the crackpot category, unfortunately.

I haven’t read, but am familiar with the gist of Brzezinsk’s work, he is one of the people I consider among the most immoral to ever serve in a public office, and one of mmy arguments against the supposed moral superiority of the Carter admin.

Along the lines of your suggestions, I would also recommend, though I suspect you’re familiar with it already, the "Project for a New American Century."

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Heres a list of the countries that empire america has bombed in the past 100 years

Panama – 1901-14 – Navy supported the revolution when Panama claimed independence from Colombia. American troops have occupied the Canal Zone since 1901 when construction for the canal began.

Honduras – 1903 – Marines landed to intervene during a revolution.

Dominican Rep 1903-04 – Troops landed to protect American interests during a revolution.

Korea – 1904-05 – Marines landed during the Russo-Japanese War.

Cuba – 1906-09 – Troops landed during an election.

Nicaragua – 1907 – Troops landed and a protectorate was set up.

Honduras – 1907 – Marines landed during Honduras’ war with Nicaragua.

Panama – 1908 – Marines sent in during Panama’s election.

Nicaragua – 1910 – Marines landed for a second time in Bluefields and Corinto.

Honduras – 1911 – Troops sent in to protect American interests during Honduras’ civil war.

China – 1911-41 – Navy and troops sent to China during continuous flare-ups.

Cuba – 1912 – Troops sent in to protect American interests in Havana.

Panama – 1912 – Marines landed during Panama’s election.

Honduras – 1912 – Troops sent in to protect American interests.

Nicaragua – 1912-33 – Troops occupied Nicaragua and fought guerrillas during its 20-year civil war.

Mexico – 1913 – Navy evacuated Americans during revolution.

Dominican Rep 1914 – Navy fought with rebels over Santo Domingo.

Mexico – 1914-18 – Navy and troops sent in to intervene against nationalists.

Haiti – 1914-34 – Troops occupied Haiti after a revolution and occupied Haiti for 19 years.

Dominican Rep 1916-24 – Marines occupied the Dominican Republic for eight years.

Cuba – 1917-33 – Troops landed and occupied Cuba for 16 years; Cuba became an economic protectorate.

World War I – 1917-18 – Navy and Army sent to Europe to fight the Axis powers.

Russia – 1918-22 – Navy and troops sent to eastern Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution; Army made five landings.

Honduras – 1919 – Marines sent during Honduras’ national elections.

Guatemala – 1920 – Troops occupied Guatemala for two weeks during a union strike.

Turkey – 1922 – Troops fought nationalists in Smyrna.

China – 1922-27 – Navy and Army troops deployed during a nationalist revolt.

Honduras – 1924-25 – Troops landed twice during a national election.

Panama – 1925 – Troops sent in to put down a general strike.

China – 1927-34 – Marines sent in and stationed for seven years throughout China.

El Salvador – 1932 – Naval warships deployed during the FMLN revolt under Marti.

World War II – 1941-45 – Military fought the Axis powers: Japan, Germany, and Italy.

Yugoslavia – 1946 – Navy deployed off the coast of Yugoslavia in response to the downing of an American plane.

Uruguay – 1947 – Bombers deployed as a show of military force.

Greece – 1947-49 – United States operations insured a victory for the far right in national "elections."

Germany – 1948 – Military deployed in response to the Berlin blockade; the Berlin airlift lasts 444 days.

Philippines – 1948-54 – The CIA directed a civil war against the Filipino Huk revolt.

Puerto Rico – 1950 – Military helped crush an independence rebellion in Ponce.

Korean War – 1951-53 – Military sent in during the war.

Iran – 1953 – The CIA orchestrated the overthrow of democratically elected Mossadegh and restored the Shah to power.

Vietnam – 1954 – The United States offered weapons to the French in the battle against Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh.

Guatemala – 1954 – The CIA overthrew the democratically elected Arbenz and placed Colonel Armas in power.

Egypt – 1956 – Marines deployed to evacuate foreigners after Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.

Lebanon – 1958 – Navy supported an Army occupation of Lebanon during its civil war.

Panama – 1958 – Troops landed after Panamanians demonstrations threatened the Canal Zone.

Vietnam – 1950s-75 – Vietnam War.

Cuba – 1961 – The CIA-directed Bay of Pigs invasions failed to overthrow the Castro government.

Cuba – 1962 – The Navy quarantines Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Laos – 1962 – Military occupied Laos during its civil war against the Pathet Lao guerrillas.

Panama – 1964 – Troops sent in and Panamanians shot while protesting the United States presence in the Canal Zone.

Indonesia – 1965 – The CIA orchestrated a military coup.

Dominican Rep- 1965-66 – Troops deployed during a national election.

Guatemala – 1966-67 – Green Berets sent in.

Cambodia – 1969-75 – Military sent in after the Vietnam War expanded into Cambodia.

Oman – 1970 – Marines landed to direct a possible invasion into Iran.

Laos – 1971-75 – Americans carpet-bomb the countryside during Laos’ civil war.

Chile – 1973 – The CIA orchestrated a coup, killing President Allende who had been popularly elected. The CIA helped to establish a military regime under General Pinochet.

Cambodia – 1975 – Twenty-eight Americans killed in an effort to retrieve the crew of the Mayaquez, which had been seized.

Angola – 1976-92 – The CIA backed South African rebels fighting against Marxist Angola.

Iran – 1980 – Americans aborted a rescue attempt to liberate 52 hostages seized in the Teheran embassy.

Libya – 1981 – American fighters shoot down two Libyan fighters.

El Salvador – 1981-92 – The CIA, troops, and advisers aid in El Salvador’s war against the FMLN.

Nicaragua – 1981-90 – The CIA and NSC directed the Contra War against the Sandinistas.

Lebanon – 1982-84 – Marines occupied Beirut during Lebanon’s civil war; 241 were killed in the American barracks and Reagan "redeployed" the troops to the Mediterranean.

Honduras – 1983-89 – Troops sent in to build bases near the Honduran border.

Grenada – 1983-84 – American invasion overthrew the Maurice Bishop government.

Iran – 1984 – American fighters shot down two Iranian planes over the Persian Gulf.

Libya – 1986 – American fighters hit targets in and around the capital city of Tripoli.

Bolivia – 1986 – The Army assisted government troops on raids of cocaine areas.

Iran – 1987-88 – The United States intervened on the side of Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War.

Libya – 1989 – Navy shot down two more Libyan jets.

Virgin Islands – 1989 – Troops landed during unrest among Virgin Island peoples.

Philippines – 1989 – Air Force provided air cover for government during coup.

Panama – 1989-90 – 27,000 Americans landed in overthrow of President Noriega; over 2,000 Panama civilians were killed.

Liberia – 1990 – Troops entered Liberia to evacuate foreigners during civil war.

Saudi Arabia – 1990-91 – American troops sent to Saudi Arabia, which was a staging area in the war against Iraq.

Kuwait – 1991 – Troops sent into Kuwait to turn back Saddam Hussein.

Somalia – 1992-94 – Troops occupied Somalia during civil war.

Bosnia – 1993-95 – Air Force jets bombed "no-fly zone" during civil war in Yugoslavia.

Haiti – 1994-96 – American troops and Navy provided a blockade against Haiti’s military government. The CIA restored Aristide to power.

Zaire – 1996-97 – Marines sent into Rwanda Hutus’ refugee camps in the area where the Congo revolution began.

Albania – 1997 – Troops deployed during evacuation of foreigners.

Sudan – 1998 – American missiles destroyed a pharmaceutical complex where alleged nerve gas components were manufactured.

Afghanistan – 1998 – Missiles launched towards alleged Afghan terrorist training camps.

Yugoslavia – 1999 – Bombings and missile attacks carried out by the United States in conjunction with NATO in the 11 week war against Milosevic.

Panama – 1901-14 – Navy supported the revolution when Panama claimed independence from Colombia. American troops have occupied the Canal Zone since 1901 when construction for the canal began.

Honduras – 1903 – Marines landed to intervene during a revolution.

Dominican Rep 1903-04 – Troops landed to protect American interests during a revolution.

Korea – 1904-05 – Marines landed during the Russo-Japanese War.

Cuba – 1906-09 – Troops landed during an election.

Nicaragua – 1907 – Troops landed and a protectorate was set up.

Honduras – 1907 – Marines landed during Honduras’ war with Nicaragua.

Panama – 1908 – Marines sent in during Panama’s election.

Nicaragua – 1910 – Marines landed for a second time in Bluefields and Corinto.

Honduras – 1911 – Troops sent in to protect American interests during Honduras’ civil war.

China – 1911-41 – Navy and troops sent to China during continuous flare-ups.

Cuba – 1912 – Troops sent in to protect American interests in Havana.

Panama – 1912 – Marines landed during Panama’s election.

Honduras – 1912 – Troops sent in to protect American interests.

Nicaragua – 1912-33 – Troops occupied Nicaragua and fought guerrillas during its 20-year civil war.

Mexico – 1913 – Navy evacuated Americans during revolution.

Dominican Rep 1914 – Navy fought with rebels over Santo Domingo.

Mexico – 1914-18 – Navy and troops sent in to intervene against nationalists.

Haiti – 1914-34 – Troops occupied Haiti after a revolution and occupied Haiti for 19 years.

Dominican Rep 1916-24 – Marines occupied the Dominican Republic for eight years.

Cuba – 1917-33 – Troops landed and occupied Cuba for 16 years; Cuba became an economic protectorate.

World War I – 1917-18 – Navy and Army sent to Europe to fight the Axis powers.

Russia – 1918-22 – Navy and troops sent to eastern Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution; Army made five landings.

Honduras – 1919 – Marines sent during Honduras’ national elections.

Guatemala – 1920 – Troops occupied Guatemala for two weeks during a union strike.

Turkey – 1922 – Troops fought nationalists in Smyrna.

China – 1922-27 – Navy and Army troops deployed during a nationalist revolt.

Honduras – 1924-25 – Troops landed twice during a national election.

Panama – 1925 – Troops sent in to put down a general strike.

China – 1927-34 – Marines sent in and stationed for seven years throughout China.

El Salvador – 1932 – Naval warships deployed during the FMLN revolt under Marti.

World War II – 1941-45 – Military fought the Axis powers: Japan, Germany, and Italy.

Yugoslavia – 1946 – Navy deployed off the coast of Yugoslavia in response to the downing of an American plane.

Uruguay – 1947 – Bombers deployed as a show of military force.

Greece – 1947-49 – United States operations insured a victory for the far right in national "elections."

Germany – 1948 – Military deployed in response to the Berlin blockade; the Berlin airlift lasts 444 days.

Philippines – 1948-54 – The CIA directed a civil war against the Filipino Huk revolt.

Puerto Rico – 1950 – Military helped crush an independence rebellion in Ponce.

Korean War – 1951-53 – Military sent in during the war.

Iran – 1953 – The CIA orchestrated the overthrow of democratically elected Mossadegh and restored the Shah to power.

Vietnam – 1954 – The United States offered weapons to the French in the battle against Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh.

Guatemala – 1954 – The CIA overthrew the democratically elected Arbenz and placed Colonel Armas in power.

Egypt – 1956 – Marines deployed to evacuate foreigners after Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.

Lebanon – 1958 – Navy supported an Army occupation of Lebanon during its civil war.

Panama – 1958 – Troops landed after Panamanians demonstrations threatened the Canal Zone.

Vietnam – 1950s-75 – Vietnam War.

Cuba – 1961 – The CIA-directed Bay of Pigs invasions failed to overthrow the Castro government.

Cuba – 1962 – The Navy quarantines Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Laos – 1962 – Military occupied Laos during its civil war against the Pathet Lao guerrillas.

Panama – 1964 – Troops sent in and Panamanians shot while protesting the United States presence in the Canal Zone.

Indonesia – 1965 – The CIA orchestrated a military coup.

Dominican Rep- 1965-66 – Troops deployed during a national election.

Guatemala – 1966-67 – Green Berets sent in.

Cambodia – 1969-75 – Military sent in after the Vietnam War expanded into Cambodia.

Oman – 1970 – Marines landed to direct a possible invasion into Iran.

Laos – 1971-75 – Americans carpet-bomb the countryside during Laos’ civil war.

Chile – 1973 – The CIA orchestrated a coup, killing President Allende who had been popularly elected. The CIA helped to establish a military regime under General Pinochet.

Cambodia – 1975 – Twenty-eight Americans killed in an effort to retrieve the crew of the Mayaquez, which had been seized.

Angola – 1976-92 – The CIA backed South African rebels fighting against Marxist Angola.

Iran – 1980 – Americans aborted a rescue attempt to liberate 52 hostages seized in the Teheran embassy.

Libya – 1981 – American fighters shoot down two Libyan fighters.

El Salvador – 1981-92 – The CIA, troops, and advisers aid in El Salvador’s war against the FMLN.

Nicaragua – 1981-90 – The CIA and NSC directed the Contra War against the Sandinistas.

Lebanon – 1982-84 – Marines occupied Beirut during Lebanon’s civil war; 241 were killed in the American barracks and Reagan "redeployed" the troops to the Mediterranean.

Honduras – 1983-89 – Troops sent in to build bases near the Honduran border.

Grenada – 1983-84 – American invasion overthrew the Maurice Bishop government.

Iran – 1984 – American fighters shot down two Iranian planes over the Persian Gulf.

Libya – 1986 – American fighters hit targets in and around the capital city of Tripoli.

Bolivia – 1986 – The Army assisted government troops on raids of cocaine areas.

Iran – 1987-88 – The United States intervened on the side of Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War.

Libya – 1989 – Navy shot down two more Libyan jets.

Virgin Islands – 1989 – Troops landed during unrest among Virgin Island peoples.

Philippines – 1989 – Air Force provided air cover for government during coup.

Panama – 1989-90 – 27,000 Americans landed in overthrow of President Noriega; over 2,000 Panama civilians were killed.

Liberia – 1990 – Troops entered Liberia to evacuate foreigners during civil war.

Saudi Arabia – 1990-91 – American troops sent to Saudi Arabia, which was a staging area in the war against Iraq.

Kuwait – 1991 – Troops sent into Kuwait to turn back Saddam Hussein.

Somalia – 1992-94 – Troops occupied Somalia during civil war.

Bosnia – 1993-95 – Air Force jets bombed "no-fly zone" during civil war in Yugoslavia.

Haiti – 1994-96 – American troops and Navy provided a blockade against Haiti’s military government. The CIA restored Aristide to power.

Zaire – 1996-97 – Marines sent into Rwanda Hutus’ refugee camps in the area where the Congo revolution began.

Albania – 1997 – Troops deployed during evacuation of foreigners.

Sudan – 1998 – American missiles destroyed a pharmaceutical complex where alleged nerve gas components were manufactured.

Afghanistan – 1998 – Missiles launched towards alleged Afghan terrorist training camps.

Yugoslavia – 1999 – Bombings and missile attacks carried out by the United States in conjunction with NATO in the 11 week war against Milosevic.

Panama – 1901-14 – Navy supported the revolution when Panama claimed independence from Colombia. American troops have occupied the Canal Zone since 1901 when construction for the canal began.

Honduras – 1903 – Marines landed to intervene during a revolution.

Dominican Rep 1903-04 – Troops landed to protect American interests during a revolution.

Korea – 1904-05 – Marines landed during the Russo-Japanese War.

Cuba – 1906-09 – Troops landed during an election.

Nicaragua – 1907 – Troops landed and a protectorate was set up.

Honduras – 1907 – Marines landed during Honduras’ war with Nicaragua.

Panama – 1908 – Marines sent in during Panama’s election.

Nicaragua – 1910 – Marines landed for a second time in Bluefields and Corinto.

Honduras – 1911 – Troops sent in to protect American interests during Honduras’ civil war.

China – 1911-41 – Navy and troops sent to China during continuous flare-ups.

Cuba – 1912 – Troops sent in to protect American interests in Havana.

Panama – 1912 – Marines landed during Panama’s election.

Honduras – 1912 – Troops sent in to protect American interests.

Nicaragua – 1912-33 – Troops occupied Nicaragua and fought guerrillas during its 20-year civil war.

Mexico – 1913 – Navy evacuated Americans during revolution.

Dominican Rep 1914 – Navy fought with rebels over Santo Domingo.

Mexico – 1914-18 – Navy and troops sent in to intervene against nationalists.

Haiti – 1914-34 – Troops occupied Haiti after a revolution and occupied Haiti for 19 years.

Dominican Rep 1916-24 – Marines occupied the Dominican Republic for eight years.

Cuba – 1917-33 – Troops landed and occupied Cuba for 16 years; Cuba became an economic protectorate.

World War I – 1917-18 – Navy and Army sent to Europe to fight the Axis powers.

Russia – 1918-22 – Navy and troops sent to eastern Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution; Army made five landings.

Honduras – 1919 – Marines sent during Honduras’ national elections.

Guatemala – 1920 – Troops occupied Guatemala for two weeks during a union strike.

Turkey – 1922 – Troops fought nationalists in Smyrna.

China – 1922-27 – Navy and Army troops deployed during a nationalist revolt.

Honduras – 1924-25 – Troops landed twice during a national election.

Panama – 1925 – Troops sent in to put down a general strike.

China – 1927-34 – Marines sent in and stationed for seven years throughout China.

El Salvador – 1932 – Naval warships deployed during the FMLN revolt under Marti.

World War II – 1941-45 – Military fought the Axis powers: Japan, Germany, and Italy.

Yugoslavia – 1946 – Navy deployed off the coast of Yugoslavia in response to the downing of an American plane.

Uruguay – 1947 – Bombers deployed as a show of military force.

Greece – 1947-49 – United States operations insured a victory for the far right in national "elections."

Germany – 1948 – Military deployed in response to the Berlin blockade; the Berlin airlift lasts 444 days.

Philippines – 1948-54 – The CIA directed a civil war against the Filipino Huk revolt.

Puerto Rico – 1950 – Military helped crush an independence rebellion in Ponce.

Korean War – 1951-53 – Military sent in during the war.

Iran – 1953 – The CIA orchestrated the overthrow of democratically elected Mossadegh and restored the Shah to power.

Vietnam – 1954 – The United States offered weapons to the French in the battle against Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh.

Guatemala – 1954 – The CIA overthrew the democratically elected Arbenz and placed Colonel Armas in power.

Egypt – 1956 – Marines deployed to evacuate foreigners after Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.

Lebanon – 1958 – Navy supported an Army occupation of Lebanon during its civil war.

Panama – 1958 – Troops landed after Panamanians demonstrations threatened the Canal Zone.

Vietnam – 1950s-75 – Vietnam War.

Cuba – 1961 – The CIA-directed Bay of Pigs invasions failed to overthrow the Castro government.

Cuba – 1962 – The Navy quarantines Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Laos – 1962 – Military occupied Laos during its civil war against the Pathet Lao guerrillas.

Panama – 1964 – Troops sent in and Panamanians shot while protesting the United States presence in the Canal Zone.

Indonesia – 1965 – The CIA orchestrated a military coup.

Dominican Rep- 1965-66 – Troops deployed during a national election.

Guatemala – 1966-67 – Green Berets sent in.

Cambodia – 1969-75 – Military sent in after the Vietnam War expanded into Cambodia.

Oman – 1970 – Marines landed to direct a possible invasion into Iran.

Laos – 1971-75 – Americans carpet-bomb the countryside during Laos’ civil war.

Chile – 1973 – The CIA orchestrated a coup, killing President Allende who had been popularly elected. The CIA helped to establish a military regime under General Pinochet.

Cambodia – 1975 – Twenty-eight Americans killed in an effort to retrieve the crew of the Mayaquez, which had been seized.

Angola – 1976-92 – The CIA backed South African rebels fighting against Marxist Angola.

Iran – 1980 – Americans aborted a rescue attempt to liberate 52 hostages seized in the Teheran embassy.

Libya – 1981 – American fighters shoot down two Libyan fighters.

El Salvador – 1981-92 – The CIA, troops, and advisers aid in El Salvador’s war against the FMLN.

Nicaragua – 1981-90 – The CIA and NSC directed the Contra War against the Sandinistas.

Lebanon – 1982-84 – Marines occupied Beirut during Lebanon’s civil war; 241 were killed in the American barracks and Reagan "redeployed" the troops to the Mediterranean.

Honduras – 1983-89 – Troops sent in to build bases near the Honduran border.

Grenada – 1983-84 – American invasion overthrew the Maurice Bishop government.

Iran – 1984 – American fighters shot down two Iranian planes over the Persian Gulf.

Libya – 1986 – American fighters hit targets in and around the capital city of Tripoli.

Bolivia – 1986 – The Army assisted government troops on raids of cocaine areas.

Iran – 1987-88 – The United States intervened on the side of Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War.

Libya – 1989 – Navy shot down two more Libyan jets.

Virgin Islands – 1989 – Troops landed during unrest among Virgin Island peoples.

Philippines – 1989 – Air Force provided air cover for government during coup.

Panama – 1989-90 – 27,000 Americans landed in overthrow of President Noriega; over 2,000 Panama civilians were killed.

Liberia – 1990 – Troops entered Liberia to evacuate foreigners during civil war.

Saudi Arabia – 1990-91 – American troops sent to Saudi Arabia, which was a staging area in the war against Iraq.

Kuwait – 1991 – Troops sent into Kuwait to turn back Saddam Hussein.

Somalia – 1992-94 – Troops occupied Somalia during civil war.

Bosnia – 1993-95 – Air Force jets bombed "no-fly zone" during civil war in Yugoslavia.

Haiti – 1994-96 – American troops and Navy provided a blockade against Haiti’s military government. The CIA restored Aristide to power.

Zaire – 1996-97 – Marines sent into Rwanda Hutus’ refugee camps in the area where the Congo revolution began.

Albania – 1997 – Troops deployed during evacuation of foreigners.

Sudan – 1998 – American missiles destroyed a pharmaceutical complex where alleged nerve gas components were manufactured.

Afghanistan – 1998 – Missiles launched towards alleged Afghan terrorist training camps.

Yugoslavia – 1999 – Bombings and missile attacks carried out by the United States in conjunction with NATO in the 11 week war against Milosevic.

Panama – 1901-14 – Navy supported the revolution when Panama claimed independence from Colombia. American troops have occupied the Canal Zone since 1901 when construction for the canal began.

Honduras – 1903 – Marines landed to intervene during a revolution.

Dominican Rep 1903-04 – Troops landed to protect American interests during a revolution.

Korea – 1904-05 – Marines landed during the Russo-Japanese War.

Cuba – 1906-09 – Troops landed during an election.

Nicaragua – 1907 – Troops landed and a protectorate was set up.

Honduras – 1907 – Marines landed during Honduras’ war with Nicaragua.

Panama – 1908 – Marines sent in during Panama’s election.

Nicaragua – 1910 – Marines landed for a second time in Bluefields and Corinto.

Honduras – 1911 – Troops sent in to protect American interests during Honduras’ civil war.

China – 1911-41 – Navy and troops sent to China during continuous flare-ups.

Cuba – 1912 – Troops sent in to protect American interests in Havana.

Panama – 1912 – Marines landed during Panama’s election.

Honduras – 1912 – Troops sent in to protect American interests.

Nicaragua – 1912-33 – Troops occupied Nicaragua and fought guerrillas during its 20-year civil war.

Mexico – 1913 – Navy evacuated Americans during revolution.

Dominican Rep 1914 – Navy fought with rebels over Santo Domingo.

Mexico – 1914-18 – Navy and troops sent in to intervene against nationalists.

Haiti – 1914-34 – Troops occupied Haiti after a revolution and occupied Haiti for 19 years.

Dominican Rep 1916-24 – Marines occupied the Dominican Republic for eight years.

Cuba – 1917-33 – Troops landed and occupied Cuba for 16 years; Cuba became an economic protectorate.

World War I – 1917-18 – Navy and Army sent to Europe to fight the Axis powers.

Russia – 1918-22 – Navy and troops sent to eastern Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution; Army made five landings.

Honduras – 1919 – Marines sent during Honduras’ national elections.

Guatemala – 1920 – Troops occupied Guatemala for two weeks during a union strike.

Turkey – 1922 – Troops fought nationalists in Smyrna.

China – 1922-27 – Navy and Army troops deployed during a nationalist revolt.

Honduras – 1924-25 – Troops landed twice during a national election.

Panama – 1925 – Troops sent in to put down a general strike.

China – 1927-34 – Marines sent in and stationed for seven years throughout China.

El Salvador – 1932 – Naval warships deployed during the FMLN revolt under Marti.

World War II – 1941-45 – Military fought the Axis powers: Japan, Germany, and Italy.

Yugoslavia – 1946 – Navy deployed off the coast of Yugoslavia in response to the downing of an American plane.

Uruguay – 1947 – Bombers deployed as a show of military force.

Greece – 1947-49 – United States operations insured a victory for the far right in national "elections."

Germany – 1948 – Military deployed in response to the Berlin blockade; the Berlin airlift lasts 444 days.

Philippines – 1948-54 – The CIA directed a civil war against the Filipino Huk revolt.

Puerto Rico – 1950 – Military helped crush an independence rebellion in Ponce.

Korean War – 1951-53 – Military sent in during the war.

Iran – 1953 – The CIA orchestrated the overthrow of democratically elected Mossadegh and restored the Shah to power.

Vietnam – 1954 – The United States offered weapons to the French in the battle against Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh.

Guatemala – 1954 – The CIA overthrew the democratically elected Arbenz and placed Colonel Armas in power.

Egypt – 1956 – Marines deployed to evacuate foreigners after Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.

Lebanon – 1958 – Navy supported an Army occupation of Lebanon during its civil war.

Panama – 1958 – Troops landed after Panamanians demonstrations threatened the Canal Zone.

Vietnam – 1950s-75 – Vietnam War.

Cuba – 1961 – The CIA-directed Bay of Pigs invasions failed to overthrow the Castro government.

Cuba – 1962 – The Navy quarantines Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Laos – 1962 – Military occupied Laos during its civil war against the Pathet Lao guerrillas.

Panama – 1964 – Troops sent in and Panamanians shot while protesting the United States presence in the Canal Zone.

Indonesia – 1965 – The CIA orchestrated a military coup.

Dominican Rep- 1965-66 – Troops deployed during a national election.

Guatemala – 1966-67 – Green Berets sent in.

Cambodia – 1969-75 – Military sent in after the Vietnam War expanded into Cambodia.

Oman – 1970 – Marines landed to direct a possible invasion into Iran.

Laos – 1971-75 – Americans carpet-bomb the countryside during Laos’ civil war.

Chile – 1973 – The CIA orchestrated a coup, killing President Allende who had been popularly elected. The CIA helped to establish a military regime under General Pinochet.

Cambodia – 1975 – Twenty-eight Americans killed in an effort to retrieve the crew of the Mayaquez, which had been seized.

Angola – 1976-92 – The CIA backed South African rebels fighting against Marxist Angola.

Iran – 1980 – Americans aborted a rescue attempt to liberate 52 hostages seized in the Teheran embassy.

Libya – 1981 – American fighters shoot down two Libyan fighters.

El Salvador – 1981-92 – The CIA, troops, and advisers aid in El Salvador’s war against the FMLN.

Nicaragua – 1981-90 – The CIA and NSC directed the Contra War against the Sandinistas.

Lebanon – 1982-84 – Marines occupied Beirut during Lebanon’s civil war; 241 were killed in the American barracks and Reagan "redeployed" the troops to the Mediterranean.

Honduras – 1983-89 – Troops sent in to build bases near the Honduran border.

Grenada – 1983-84 – American invasion overthrew the Maurice Bishop government.

Iran – 1984 – American fighters shot down two Iranian planes over the Persian Gulf.

Libya – 1986 – American fighters hit targets in and around the capital city of Tripoli.

Bolivia – 1986 – The Army assisted government troops on raids of cocaine areas.

Iran – 1987-88 – The United States intervened on the side of Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War.

Libya – 1989 – Navy shot down two more Libyan jets.

Virgin Islands – 1989 – Troops landed during unrest among Virgin Island peoples.

Philippines – 1989 – Air Force provided air cover for government during coup.

Panama – 1989-90 – 27,000 Americans landed in overthrow of President Noriega; over 2,000 Panama civilians were killed.

Liberia – 1990 – Troops entered Liberia to evacuate foreigners during civil war.

Saudi Arabia – 1990-91 – American troops sent to Saudi Arabia, which was a staging area in the war against Iraq.

Kuwait – 1991 – Troops sent into Kuwait to turn back Saddam Hussein.

Somalia – 1992-94 – Troops occupied Somalia during civil war.

Bosnia – 1993-95 – Air Force jets bombed "no-fly zone" during civil war in Yugoslavia.

Haiti – 1994-96 – American troops and Navy provided a blockade against Haiti’s military government. The CIA restored Aristide to power.

Zaire – 1996-97 – Marines sent into Rwanda Hutus’ refugee camps in the area where the Congo revolution began.

Albania – 1997 – Troops deployed during evacuation of foreigners.

Sudan – 1998 – American missiles destroyed a pharmaceutical complex where alleged nerve gas components were manufactured.

Afghanistan – 1998 – Missiles launched towards alleged Afghan terrorist training camps.

Yugoslavia – 1999 – Bombings and missile attacks carried out by the United States in conjunction with NATO in the 11 week war against Milosevic.

2000-2009

Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Somalia

So who is the real boogie man????

  • Tue, Jul 07, 2009 - 07:35pm

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    Re: 7 US troops KIA in Afghanistan

[quote=green_achers]

rowmat,

I have read Crossing the Rubicon, and though I don’t agree with a lot of Rupert’s conclusions, he makes a really strong case for a Peak Oil-related motive for the war in Iraq.  I think the 9-11 conspiracy theory puts him in the crackpot category, unfortunately.

I haven’t read, but am familiar with the gist of Brzezinski’s work, he is one of the people I consider among the most immoral to ever serve in a public office, and one of mmy arguments against the supposed moral superiority of the Carter admin.

Along the lines of your suggestions, I would also recommend, though I suspect you’re familiar with it already, the "Project for a New American Century."

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Yup, I know the "Project for a New American Century." Very similar in concept to Brzezinski’s thinking.

I think the lack of transparency by the PTB over 9/11 especially the way the 911 Commission Hearings were managed left many unanswered questions that have created a vacuum of suspicion. Anyway let’s not get too conspiratorial here or the moderators will send this thread to the ‘black hole’!

Regarding the Iraq oil motive, this PDF is a must read if you haven’t already…

Strategic Energy Policy – Challenges for the 21st Century

COSPONSORED BY THE JAMES A. BAKER III INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY OF RICE UNIVERSITY AND THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
 

 

 

  • Tue, Jul 07, 2009 - 09:17pm

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    Re: 7 US troops KIA in Afghanistan

Bear,

So little of the dark side of our history is known, that’s how we keep getting led into these messes.  I hope some folks here will look at the list or at least ponder its length.

[quote=rowmat]COSPONSORED BY THE JAMES A. BAKER III INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY OF RICE UNIVERSITY AND THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS[/quote]

I’ll look at it, but I suspect that tells us all we need to know…

Menawhile, I thought this might be interesting:

http://www.madison.com/tct/opinion/column/457378

Adding Up the True Costs of Two Wars

by Joseph Stiglitz & Linda Bilmes

snip…

Moreover, the U.S. barely has begun to face the enormous financial bill for the war. By our accounting, the U.S. has already spent $1 trillion on operations and related defense spending, with more to come — and it will cost perhaps $2 trillion more to repay the war debt, replenish military equipment and provide care and treatment for U.S. veterans back home. Many of the wounded will require indefinite care for brain and spinal injuries. Disability payments are ramping up and will grow higher for decades. The stress of extended, multiple tours to Iraq means that a whole generation of U.S. military men and women may now be suffering from long-term mental health issues. The suicide rate in the Army is at its highest level since record-keeping began.

This wartime spending undoubtedly has been a major contributor to our present economic collapse. [emphasis added]The U.S. has waged an expensive war as if it required little or no economic sacrifice, funding the conflict by massive borrowing. As we’ve observed in the past, you can’t spend $3 trillion on a reckless foreign war and not feel the pain at home.

  • Fri, Jul 17, 2009 - 09:11pm

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http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/KG18Df01.html

Nice article in the AsiaTimes today reviewing the documentary film "Fixer".

A little review of the historical context for the Afghan War is quoted below. It doesn’t go into the geopolital stuff – just a summary of the Taliban. As for what we are doing there…well, that is another question. The whole article is worh reading.

[quote]How lies begat illusions begat lies
What I want to focus on, though, is the way the film resonates with conditions in Afghanistan today. Olds has the good sense to insert a quick history lesson in this film, on the grounds that you can’t understand the Taliban without knowing about America’s covert operations in the region in the 1980s. Back then, president Ronald Reagan’s administration, mainly through the CIA, used the Pakistani Intelligence services to fund, arm, and train Afghan and foreign Islamist jihadis to defeat the Soviet army in Afghanistan. Pakistan subsequently used "channels built with US money" to install in Afghanistan a friendly government – the Taliban.

Later, after the George W Bush administration invaded the country and the US ousted the Taliban, it installed Hamid Karzai as president and returned many of the old Islamist jihadis to power in his government. Thus, this peculiar, well-established fact underlies the current war in Afghanistan: the United States sponsored both sides.

Some analysts say the US "invented" all the "enemies" involved; others, that the US (and Saudi Arabia) merely paid the bills, while Pakistan directed the action to its own advantage. Either way, this history – much of it still secret or repeatedly re-spun – leaves all parties to the current conflict in an intellectual sweat. They must plan for the future on the basis of a past they can’t acknowledge. With Afghanistan national elections set for August 20, the United States is planning for an Afghan future that still includes the jihadi buddies its officials know they should long ago have left behind.

Only the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission has called, year after year, for a moral accounting. Its surveys of Afghan citizens consistently find that the people want lasting peace, and to attain it, they would prefer some sort of truth and reconciliation procedure, like the one that took place in South Africa, to cleanse the country and set it on an honest intellectual and moral footing.

For obvious reasons, the United States wants no part of the truth that would emerge from such a process. Just this week, the Barack Obama administration first claimed it had no grounds to investigate General Abdul Rashid Dostum’s infamous 2001 massacre of Taliban prisoners, even though Dostum seems to have been on the CIA payroll at the time, and his troops were backed by US military operatives. Later, the president reversed course, ordering national security officials to "look into" the matter. In the end, President Obama may prefer to "move on." As does Dostum, who recently rejoined the Karzai administration. [/quote]

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